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Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Most schools that will be offering online classes come October 5 already existed prior to the pandemic, but this is not the case for El Shaddai Home Schools, which is strictly virtual and intends to cater to students locally and internationally....

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

A critical mass of educators has been criticised for their knee-jerk resistance to a data-driven proposal for the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Director of the Mona Geoinformatics Institute, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, said that he...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Face masks will be compulsory accessories when school reopens in October, but already students are taking issue that some administrators have made it mandatory for them to wear branded protection. The matter was highlighted by president of the...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:06 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The lack of uniform standards for schools that train practical nurses has resulted in hundreds of health professionals graduating each year still unable to perform vital tasks such as blood-pressure checks. The matter is of serious concern for...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) has reportedly been flooded with requests from young people eager to join following the party’s massive defeat in the September 3 general election. YO General Secretary Dexroy Martin said that...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans can expect more COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday, as the country is now experiencing the community transmission phase of the pandemic. The declaration was made yesterday based on assessments from the technical team in the health...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:30 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Malgorzata Wasilewska, outgoing head of the European Union (EU) delegation to Jamaica, has generally praised the conduct of Jamaica’s 18th general election, despite concerns about long waits for some to cast their vote. Wasilewska commended...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:38 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Residents of Kingston Central are seeing far more green streets than in previous elections when the People’s National Party (PNP) stronghold was predominantly decorated with orange flags. Several persons within the constituency, contested by the...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:32 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Moving around to between 10 to 15 homes as a child didn’t afford Wayne Bradshaw the luxury of stability, but despite his nomadic childhood, he now manages one of the largest banks for blacks in the US, which finances affordable homes for African...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:19 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) currently has 36 functional ventilators ready to assist in the battle against COVID-19, but specialists to operate these machines have been in short supply. Chief executive officer at the type A...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2020 | 12:26 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases increased by 66 on Thursday, creating an additional burden on public-health workers as doctors from one hospital have described working conditions as “untenable”. In a letter addressed to the Jamaica Medical Doctors...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:22 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Former Portmore Mayor Keith Hinds is hopeful that the resurrection of an old Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) promise to designate the sprawling St Catherine community as a parish will not remain stillborn after its more than decade-old gestation. “I’m...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Several residents in two political strongholds say they won’t be risking their health to vote on election day despite assurances that their safety will be guaranteed when they go to the polls on September 3. In St Andrew South West, Delacree Park...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

People’s National Party (PNP) finance spokesperson Mark Golding yesterday said that postponing next week’s general election would not be a wise move despite the uptick in COVID-19 cases in the island. “Calling the election in the middle of a spike...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:25 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Through hilly terrain and oftentimes over very bumpy roads, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips on Saturday led a team of party faithful through the battleground constituency of St Catherine North Eastern, where the People’s National Party (PNP)...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:28 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Complaints filed to the Office of the Political Ombudsman have climbed by a third in the seven days since the announcement of the September 3 election date compared to submissions over the previous four months. Donna Parchment Brown confirmed that...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:25 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) is appealing to COVID-19 survivors to donate blood, from which researchers intend to derive plasma to treat patients who become seriously ill from the infectious disease. Senior lecturer in...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Leaders of three of Jamaica’s minor political parties have held talks to explore the possibility of a merger, but a clash of ideologies has stalled those negotiations. President of the Marcus Garvey People’s Political Party (MGPPP), Heru Menelik,...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:23 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans gearing up to cast their ballot are being urged to wear masks when they vote on election day but Director of Elections Glasspole Brown said that those in breach will not be turned away from polling stations. Instead, Electoral Office of...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:31 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Pressure is growing on the Holness administration to expedite the drafting of stricter rules governing crowd control at political events to safeguard against coronavirus risks amid heightened anticipation of a general election. Nudges for a...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:23 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The plea that was at the centre of a constitutional ruling in Jamaica last week would give students carte blanche privilege to justify a departure from school rules under the shield of self-expression, a key parent-teacher stakeholder has warned....

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:26 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The seven-year-old child whose dreadlocked hairstyle stoked a constitutional kerfuffle is expected to resume classes in September despite a court ruling that her rights were not breached when the school sought to block her enrolment. Chairman of...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:19 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Sherine Virgo said she will not cut her seven-year-old daughter’s hair despite yesterday’s court ruling that Kensington Primary School did not breach her child’s constitutional rights when it denied her access in 2018 for having dreadlocks. “I will...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2020 | 12:26 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

A traumatic pregnancy, isolation from her family, and mounting debt drove 31-year-old Alicia* to take her days-old baby to a Corporate Area children’s home last year in an attempt to break ties. “I just left the baby there and just walked away,”...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2020 | 12:22 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Hundreds of students at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, are livid after learning that they will have to pay as much as $128,000 extra for tuition this upcoming academic year despite an earlier pledge that fees would be frozen amid...

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